There are few events more devastating than the loss of a loved one. When the loss occurs due to another’s wrongful conduct, whether intentionally or negligently done, the grief experienced as a result of that loss can become even greater.
If a loved one has been killed by someone else’s wrongful act, Oklahoma law allows you to fight for the compensation your family deserves. By law, the compensation you may recover in the event of a death of an adult, such as a spouse, parent, or adult child, includes damages, such as (1) the loss of financial support resulting from the death; (2) the grief of the surviving spouse, children, and/or parents; (3) loss of companionship; (4) the medical and burial expenses; and (5) the pain and suffering your loved one experienced prior to their death. If you have suffered the unthinkable loss of a minor child, Oklahoma law allows you to recover damages, which can include, among other things, (1) medical and burial expenses; (2) loss by the parents of companionship and love of the child; and (3) destruction of the parent-child relationship.
While pursuing a lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, the damages you can recover under Oklahoma law are damages that should be determined by a jury. Therefore, it is imperative that you contact an attorney experienced in wrongful death claims who will ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions. Despite your unspeakable loss, insurance companies are not working to help you, and it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney early to properly negotiate the intricate legal landscape associated with wrongful death claims.